A.J. Allmendinger will have a good chance at Road America to continue his good form. The most important thing is that he has self-confidence, and in addition, the necessary quality. “I have confidence that we can go there, be at our best and really have a shot to win this race.
We just have to make sure we execute. That’s what it’s always about,” Allmendinger, 40, said, as quoted by motorsport.
“It’s tough to get in the back of the field and try to drive through the field to get back to the front, which is what we had to do a lot last year”.
Phoenix will still be the key thing, Allmendinger believes. What encourages him is that they have enough time to prepare for this challenge. “I think it’s one of those things where – obviously we’re leading the points, which is great,” he said.
“If we’re going to be brutally honest – if we had to go race Phoenix tomorrow in the championship – I don’t think we have a shot to win it. “With that said, we still have a good amount of time before the playoffs start.
Last year at this point, we were second in points; probably felt a little bit better about our speed. But because of that, with no practice, we were always afraid to really try anything to try and improve the race car. “The great thing about where we’re at right now, is we know we need speed and all the men and women at Kaulig Racing are working hard trying different things at every race”.
Despite how good they are this season, he still believes they are not the main favorites for the title. The whole team will have to work hard until the very end of the season, and who knows, maybe in the end they will achieve what they envisioned.
“As of this moment, are we the championship favorite? I don’t think so. I think you have to look at all of the JRM cars that have everyone beat,” he said. “What Justin Allgaier did at Nashville, he put a whooping on us.
“So, we definitely have some work to be done. But that’s what I love about this team – we’re working hard and we are improving. Maybe it’s not as quick as we want to be, but we’ll get there. “We have time before the playoffs start, so that’s what I love about it”.